Hi, Sami, Chris, and Diana
I cannot believe we have been home in the US for a month. Our experience with you at Taihu was transformative --- I think my understanding of the Chinese culture is still a “beginner,” but I would not even understand what I do not know if we had not spent time with you.
Ellis and Jordan are still processing their experience, and recognizing how much they learned. They progressed significantly in their Mandarin class, partly because they have a new and better teacher, but also because they realize that they want to be able to communicate with the interesting people they met at Taihu and in China more generally.
Your friend, whose name I never learned, asked me to send magazines about bees to him, so please find enclosed a set of issues. If he wants more back issues, please let me know; I would be glad to send more. There is another magazine that we are trying to contact for back issues, but they don’t return emails and there is no number on their web site.
We hope to stay in touch.
Damon, Jacquie , Ellis, and Jordan